Patricia L. Cole, MD, FACC, is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
Following graduation with distinction and high honors from Mount Holyoke College, Dr. Cole received a Masters degree from Brown University, followed by a medical degree from Harvard University School of Medicine in 1981. She completed her internship, residency, and cardiology fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the Washington University School of Medicine. She was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She was honored as “Teacher of the Year” at both Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine and Mercy Hospital. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association, where she also served as president of the St. Louis chapter. She is a founding member of the Spirit of St. Louis Foundation, a charitable organization. Dr. Cole has authored numerous articles and abstracts in medical journals. She has been elected a St. Louis Best Doctor annually since 2005.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- Undergraduate: Mount Holyoke College – 1972 – with distinction and high honors
- Graduate: Brown University – 1975 – Masters of Arts, Psychology
- Medical School: Harvard University School of Medicine, 1981
- Internship, Residency, and Cardiology Fellowships: Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital – 1981 – 1986
BOARD CERTIFICATION & MEMBERSHIPS
- American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine – 1986
- American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Disease – 1989
- American Board of Internal Medicine – Interventional Cardiology – 1993
- American College of Cardiology – Fellow
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
- Spirit of St. Louis Foundation, St. Louis Chapter – Founding Member
Dr. Cole’s professional interests include consultative cardiology, specializing in the care of hospitalized patients. She is married to a pediatrician, and both of their daughters are physicians. She enjoys cooking, sewing, and reading.